I grew up with my Mum’s Japanese sewing books and more recently, I have been reading Japanese sewing blogs. I like the quirky originality in Japanese crafts, and the sewing projects seem to have that extra attention to detail; it definitely helps that you can buy some wonderful fabrics in Japan too!
I have put together a few of the many many inspiring pictures I have come across recently. There are also links to the blogs where I found them. These blogs don’t require you to read Japanese to enjoy, so I hope you can visit them and explore the projects by these talented people.
Have you come across a blog you’d like to share? I would be so grateful if you can send me more links to Japanese sewing and craft blogs. Thanks so much!
Jeyco is a talented tailor and also teaches others to sew. You can definitely see her expert sewing skills in her projects. This is a bilingual blog, so not only can you ooh and aah over her photos, you can read what she has been up to.
This crafty blogger loves super kawaii style; polka dots, sweet candy colours & pop. This turquoise skirt is made of textured fabric and the polka dot poncho is so simple and chic. I really really want a polka dot poncho!
This Mum of two makes and sells vintage inspired clothes and accessories. Think florals, lace and bird motifs. This bag blends linen and lace perfectly. The blouse is made from linen. Linen is really popular and I have seen it used in many Japanese blogs I have come across. Clothes made in neutral hues seem to be everywhere. The floral necklace in the picture was apparently made using a kit. It’s called a “Yo-yo accessory”. Pretty unique, isn’t it? I’ll definitely have to look for it on my next Japan trip.